Claudia López was elected to a position considered second in importance only to the presidency in Colombia.
The out congressman from Colorado is vying to be the first gay man elected governor of any state.
Angélica Lozano, who is bisexual, was among 14 LGBT candidates running in the nation's elections.
Advocacy groups are looking to educate voters about candidates' positions on LGBT issues.
The trio have become the country’s first “polyamorous family” to be legally recognized.